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La Cocina Oaxaquena

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Address: Prolongacion Yagul Fracc. San Jose La Noria 209 | Fracc. San Jose la Noria, Oaxaca 68120, Mexico
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+52 951 156 2893
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan...

La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Chef Instructor Gerardo offers comprehensive hands-on cooking classes in a sunny traditionally decorated Mexican kitchen. Two 5 hours cooking classes are available everyday at 9am or 3pm. Pick up and return from your hotel. Price of the class MX$800.00 (USD$60.00) per person.

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We enjoyed our experience. We were lucky enough to be the only ones in the class so got lots of hands on experience. The trip to the market was exceptional and we were able to... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The cooking class started with a pickup at my hotel in the morning followed by a visit of the local market. Great opportunity to get to know mexican fruits and vegetables that I didn't know from home. The class itself took place in Gerardo's mother's house - a very lovely outdoor kitchen area, colorful and beautifully decorated. We were a... More 

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County Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had a great day. Beginning in the market is a really lovely way to start the experience. The class itself was great fun, in a wonderful home and beautiful kitchen. the food was delicious, and very easy to make! Geraldo's mother was also a great hit with the others in the class, supplying copious amounts of Mezcal during the meal!... More 

Thank Sarah D
Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We enjoyed our experience. We were lucky enough to be the only ones in the class so got lots of hands on experience. The trip to the market was exceptional and we were able to purchase many ingredients we could take home for future dinner parties. Gerardo made the class very fun. Such a stress free day as he picked... More 

Thank llaw305
Maaseik, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was a fun cooking class, which was topped off by a delicious meal. If you're looking to learn traditional Mexican recipes that you can recreate at home, then this might not be the best class. 2 out of 4 things you'll learn how to make, the mole and tortillas, are things even the locals don't bother preparing themselves, so... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our afternoon and evening experience in the cooking school. Gerardo picked up all of the participants at our hotels, and then all five of us went to the Central Market to learn about the food there and what we would be cooking and eating. Then we went to Gerardo's house, which is the cooking school; very pretty,... More 

Thank Harriet B
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had an excellent time with Gerardo and Socorro (Gerardo’s mom). Gerardo pick us up from our hotel and took us to the market to do some shopping, from there we went to his house, a traditional Mexican house with a kitchen adorned with ceramics and pots from the area. We learned how to cook tortillas from scratch and made... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a wonderful culinary experience. First, Gerardo took us to Central de Abastos. This is the largest market, at around 4 acres. He really took the time to show us the herbs, food and meat of his culture and lots of culinary tips along the way. It was just the experience I was looking for. After, we went to his... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I participated in this activity as part of a group tour. The food was delicious and the instructions were very clear. The recipes seemed to be very time intensive, so we'll probably leave the cooking to the experts. It was a fun outing and the kitchen was lovely.

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Gerardo collected us from our hotel to take us to the market to buy the ingredients for our menu. No idea what this market is called but it is a fascinating destination in it's own right. HUGE - with everything imaginable on display. Fantastic to watch the stall holders preparing their products - dough for tortillas, chocolate, everything! Not just... More 

2 Thank yummyyummyA
Victoria, BC
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was a lot of fun and ended with one of our best meals in Oaxaca. Gerardo picked us up at our hotel and drove to the market where we picked out ingredients. Then on to the pretty kitchen, staffed by his mother, aunt and cousin. In a clean kitchen with a handwashing station, we made sweet and savory tamales,... More 

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